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Those born on this date include:

- Statesman DeWitt Clinton, chief sponsor of the Erie Canal project, in 1769
- Sam Houston, first president of the Republic of Texas, in 1793
- Pope Leo XIII in 1810
- journalist, politician and reformer Carl Schurz in 1829
- Pope Pius XII in 1876
- publisher Max Schuster in 1897
- baseball player and World War II-era spy Moe Berg in 1902
- children's author Dr. Seuss, Theodor Geisel, in 1904
- entertainer Desi Arnaz in 1917
- actor Jennifer Jones in 1919
- actor John Cullum in 1930 (age 88)
- former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev in 1931 (age 87)
- writer Tom Wolfe in 1931 (age 87)
- basketball Hall of Fame member Denny Crum in 1937 (age 81)
- author John Irving in 1942 (age 76)
- musician Lou Reed in 1942
- musician Rory Gallagher in 1948
- singer Karen Carpenter in 1950
- comedian Laraine Newman in 1952 (age 66)
- rock singer Jon Bon Jovi in 1962 (age 56)
- actor Daniel Craig in 1968 (age 50)
- rapper Method Man, born Clifford Smith, in 1971 (age 47)
- musician Chris Martin in 1977 (age 41)
- actor Rebel Wilson in 1980 (age 38)
- actor Bryce Dallas Howard in 1981 (age 37)
- NFL quarterback Ben Roethlisberger in 1982 (age 36)
- actor Nathalie Emmanuel in 1989 (age 29).

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